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Sensory and Physical

Sensory and Physical

Sensory and Physical encompasses hearing impairments, visual impairments, multi-sensory impairments, physical disabilities and medical needs.  


Hearing Impairments (HI)- This encompasses children who have a mild hearing loss to a child who is profoundly deaf.  They require hearing aids, adaptations to their environment and/or particular teaching strategies to access the concepts and language of the curriculum. 

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Visual Impairments (VI) - A child who is visually impaired is partially sighted, has low vision, is legally blind, or totally blind.  


Multi- sensory impairments (MSI) - These children have a combination of hearing and visual impairments which is sometimes called deafblind.  They have difficulties in perception, communication and in the acquisition of information and may have alternative ways of communicating.  


Physical Disabilities (PD)- There are a wide range of physical disabilities which can have no affect on a child's educational learning to one that is severe.  The medical conditions associated with physical disability that can impact mobility include cerebral palsy, heart disease, spina bifida and hydrocephalus, and muscular dystrophy.


Medical Needs - Some children may not require school-based SEND provision but they may have medical conditions that, if not properly managed, could hinder their access to education. Children and young people with medical conditions will include those with Asthma, Diabetes, Arthritis, Epilepsy, severe allergies, Incontinence, Eczema, Cystic fibrosis Tracheotomy, Colostomy and Ileostomy.

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